Nexus Q launch on hold, orb is free for those who pre-ordered

Nexus Q launch on hold, orb is free for those who pre-ordered
Thanks to feedback from initial users, the launch of the Nexus Q has been put on hold. The music and video streaming orb will eventually return to the market and will "do even more than it does today". According to the email Google sent out to those who pre-ordered the device, the industrial design and hardware received high marks, but users wanted the device to do more.

Those who pre-ordered the Nexus Q will receive for free, the same unit that was given to those who previewed the orb. According to the email, Google will not charge your card for the revamped Nexus Q which you will have to buy when it is launched, or for the preview unit that you will receive. The idea behind the device was to stream music, video and YouTube clips from any phone running Android 2.3.3 or higher through Nexus Q connected devices in your home.

Google did not give a date when the revamped device will be on sale.

source: CNET


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16 Comments

1. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

so you get 2 nexus Q for the price of 1

2. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Thats what I call a good company! Could've said stfu, but probably would've been sued for copying apple...I'm sorry lol but I had to

8. MeoCao unregistered

Google is the most admired companywithout a doubt. Look at what others are doing: they try to limit customers' choices for their own greed. Google never does it, they attract users buy offering huge value for money and never restrict people's freedom.

14. zhypher_23

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Google Fiber and many more to come :))

3. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

They'll definitely ramp it up now. Can't wait, maybe it'll be a bit more worth the money now!!

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i didn't really understand the Nexus Q but man i'd like to have a free one! o:

6. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i know WHAT it does but i don't understand why that functionality justifies it.

5. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

now that's customer service for you!

9. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Make it a media center please! Add a BT multi-media remote and or gaming controller, with Jelly Bean for your TV. Now you got somthing. It needs HDMI too. I bet(hope) this is where they are going with it. Now Google's next big update will to unite the phone, tablet, and TV.

10. reccatyo

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Apple would never ever do something like this in a million years. Lol.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's kind of like Apple TV isn't it?

16. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

i think he ment giving stuff away for free, and if nexus q is kind of like an apple TV then bicycles are kind of like cars or vice versa

12. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

1st off. Kinda but what Apple has is very limited. Apple TV will only see files (video, music, and more) that has been loaded into iTunes. Not the case with Google. Say hello network, and that's it. All of my videos, music, and more are now on my Android device with in minutes. It is also very hard to hook a gaming controller to Apple TV, it's doable but a pain to do so. Again not the case with Google. You get so much more with the Android option. Can you use whatever app to view your media with Apple TV? No you can't. You can with Android. By that time or even now. Just launch the XBMC app, or whatever app you want. 2nd. Apple did not invent everything, especially this not even close. They've been doing this for years on HTPCs. Long before Apple's miserable attempt at it. Apple came along and made this technology proprietary, limited, and locked down. Here comes Google doing it themselves whether it's from itself or an OEM, they just do it open. I'm sorry you can do almost (ALMOST!) everything you can do on an Android device that you can do on a HTPC, and it's much cheaper. Can Apple say this? No they can't. They are very limited in this technology. Sorry but I will be looking forward to an Android and or Nexus option.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

...but it's kind of like Apple TV. xD

15. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I see upgrades to impliment "Ouya like" features being added to the Nexus Q in the near future...... mark my words.... The Nexus Q will become a game console.

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